We woke up yesterday to gray skies. And what does one do in paradise when one is precluded from having fun in the sun? Read. Eat. Eat some more. Unfortunatley there is no Javier the cabana boy to fetch us fruity drinks with umbrellas. But I suppose that we can all dream up our own vision of paradise.And mine calls me "freckles."
So...we all decided to be fascinated by the weather. We could see it raining over the ocean.And pretty quickly it was raining on us. And not just raining on us...but the wind! Most of our floats by the pool flew out of the fenced area. Even our beach umbrella - that was down - was blown over the fence and popped open. The girls kept trying to open doors, but the wind would only let them open a bit before they quickly shut again.
The monsoon passed. And rays of the sun dissolved those clouds. And we were at the beach before noon. Katie brought an inner tube to surf the waves. But a gust of wind left over from our earlier weather took it out of her hands...and sent it out to sea. They still had fun body surfing. Playing in the waves. And soaking up the rays.
(the bermuda triangle)
We even saw dolphins. See just to the right of those guys in the water?Look really hard. Maybe if you squint your eyes. They were very close to shore. And I was most relieved that they were dolphins. And not sharks like Shannon announced to the group. And not like the shark Katie found another year when we were here.
I think I'm getting sun stroke. And having visions.
We head back to the pool and rinse all the sand from our suits. And the girls pile all the floats on top of one another. And proclaim themselves Queens of de Nile.
After determining that we are all getting a bit too pink...showering and dry clothes seems like the next order of the day. And then we feast on the culinary delight of hot dogs. The non-organic variety. And BBQ chips.
When you use a shovel as an ice cream scooper - the ice cream stash quickly disappears. So we head out for ice cream. We go to Aunt Ebby's. Where they only serve Blue Bell. And it's on the second story. And after you climb the stairs...this is your greeting.Ice cream must be negative calories because I have to walk down those stairs again. I knew this was heaven.
After buying the requisite Aunt Ebby's t-shirts...we head over to the Bay side of the island to watch the sun set.Yup. Just another day in paradise.